Bronze Æ17


Country Herakleia (Lucania)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 300 BC - 201 BC
Value Unknown Æ
Currency As
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.27 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
References SNG ANS# 116,
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: The Collection of the American Numismatic Society
by Various authors
(New York: The American Numismatic Society, 1969-present)
HN Italy# 1437,
Historia Numorum, Italy
by N. K. Rutter
(London, 2001)
SNG Mor# 265
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Great Britain, Volume X, John Morcom Collection
by Various authors
(Oxford, 1995)


Helmeted head of Athena right.


Marine deity (Glaukos?) to right, holding spear and shield.

Lettering: ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΩΝ


In Greek mythology, Glaukos was a Greek prophetic sea-god, born mortal and turned immortal upon eating a magical herb. It was believed that he commonly came to the rescue of sailors and fishermen in storms, having earlier earned a living from the sea himself.

The coin in the main image (3.27g, 17mm, 6h. Very Fine):
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, E-Sale 60, 1 August 2019, Lot 65. Sold for 160 GBP;

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (300 BC - 201 BC) 

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